Whitegold Festival

Whitegold Festival - An overview

Whitegold Festival started off in 2016 with a few dedicated potters, some visionary local businesses and community leaders, a few table tops and some clay. The idea was simple – persuade people to get that clay under their nails and feel the joy of transforming a shapeless mass into a work of art limited only by their imagination. We hoped to inspire a few people in this way and that they would go on to inspire more, and more…

The festival has grown year on year, with more opportunities to marvel at the creativity of others, see (and buy from) some of the finest ceramic talent Cornwall and the South West has to offer, sit back and take in one of the intriguing performances in dance and song telling the myths and stories of the clay. With displays about all things clay, clay talks and clay walks, we think you’ll find something to see, hear or do, and afterwards perhaps feel inspired to tell more people about Whitegold and St Austell.

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How can I get involved in Whitegold Festival?

Aspiring listeners, watchers, workshop participants, workshop leaders, demonstrators, stall holders, food traders, performers and volunteers... walk this way and find out how to get more out of Whitegold Festival of Clay...

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How do I find Whitegold Festival and St Austell?

Whitegold Festival of Clay takes part right in the centre of St Austell. Our pop-up festival hub can be found in a glass fronted shop unit within the White River Place shopping centre complex, next to New Look. The postcode is PL25 5AZ.

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Thank you to all our supporters

We'd like to thank all of our supporters to the Festival, all of their efforts to make the event happen are hugely appreciated.